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The Greater Katy Alumnae Panhellenic Association (GKAPA) announced the recipients of its 2011 College Scholarships. GKAPA Awards Scholarships to young women from the Greater Katy Area who have attended either public or private schools, and have excelled in academic studies at their respective universities, made great contributions to their communities both here in the greater Katy area as well as for their college communities and have been actively involved in their National Panhellenic Sorority Group.

GKAPA is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) and represents twenty of the twenty-six NPC groups. GKAPA provides a free service to graduating high school seniors, as well as existing college women who are interested in becoming a member of any of the twenty-six NPC groups. The services provided are educational as to the process of joining a group, expectation of group membership and assistance with providing the necessary letters of recommendation that are often required by University Panhellenic Groups. GKAPA is unique in that no other Houston Area Alumnae Panhellenic Group provides the letter of recommendation services to the young women they serve.

In the past five years, GKAPA has awarded scholarships to 21 greater Katy area young women from area High Schools like Katy, Taylor, Cinco Ranch, and Seven Lakes. Recipients have attended the University of Texas at Austin, Texas Tech University, Texas A&M University, Texas Christian University, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Oklahoma and the University of Mississippi. The 2011 Recipients of the GKAPA Scholarship are:

Mariangela Arata – Univ. of Texas at Austin Class of 2013, Kappa Delta
Kelsea Russo – Texas A&M Univ. Class of 2012, Chi Omega
Nicole Marie Della Longa – Texas A&M Class of 2013, Alpha Chi Omega
Paige Holland Albright – Wake Forest Univ. Class of 2012, Kappa Kappa Gamma

Area women who are alumnae of NPC groups who would like to get involved with GKAPA and parents of graduating high school women interested in scholarships or whose daughters are considering sorority membership, may go to our website for information on GKAPA and on our events for the 2011 – 2012 Academic Year that include our annual recruitment roundtable in February and our scholarship luncheon and fashion show in March. Special thanks to Katy Chick-fil-A Restaurants, The Cinco Ranch Golf Club, White House Black Market and Sassy Sorority for their contributions to the 2011 Scholarship.

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